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I have represented farmers in federal court during the Iowa farm crisis. A farmer from Butler County. I don't think Sen. Grassley had that life experience. It's just a simple difference of who we are and where we've come from.
Bruce Braley

Meaning of "federal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FEDERAL

From Latin foedus league.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FEDERAL

federal  [ˈfɛdərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FEDERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Federal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FEDERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of federal in the English dictionary

The first definition of federal in the dictionary is of or relating to a form of government or a country in which power is divided between one central and several regional governments. Other definition of federal is of or relating to a treaty between provinces, states, etc, that establishes a political unit in which power is so divided. Federal is also of or relating to the central government of a federation.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FEDERAL


agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
architectural
ˌɑːkɪˈtektʃərəl
confederal
kənˈfɛdərəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
funeral
ˈfjuːnərəl
general
ˈdʒɛnərəl
hederal
ˈhɛdərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
liberal
ˈlɪbərəl
mineral
ˈmɪnərəl
nonfederal
ˌnɒnˈfɛdərəl
ponderal
ˈpɒndərəl
ruderal
ˈruːdərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
sideral
ˈsɪdərəl
spiral
ˈspaɪərəl
structural
ˈstrʌktʃərəl
sudoral
ˈsjuːdərəl
temporal
ˈtɛmpərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FEDERAL

fed up
Fed.
fedarie
fedayee
fedayeen
fedelini
federacy
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Capital Territory
Federal Communications Commission
Federal court
federal crop insurance
federal district
Federal Government
federal holiday
Federal Housing Administration
Federal Insurance Contributions Act
federal land bank

WORDS THAT END LIKE FEDERAL

attorney general
bilateral
collateral
director general
director-general
Distrito Federal
ephemeral
falderal
feral
four-star general
in general
inspector general
literal
multilateral
numeral
peripheral
secretary-general
several
unilateral
visceral

Synonyms and antonyms of federal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FEDERAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «federal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of federal

Translation of «federal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FEDERAL

Find out the translation of federal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of federal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «federal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

联邦制的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

federal
570 millions of speakers

English

federal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संघीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاتحادية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

федеральный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

federal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fédéral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persekutuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

föderalistisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

連邦制の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연합의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Federal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

liên bang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மத்திய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फेडरल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

federal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

federale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

federalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Федеральний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

federal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ομοσπονδιακή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

federale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

federalt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

føderale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of federal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FEDERAL»

The term «federal» is very widely used and occupies the 2.053 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FEDERAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about federal

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10 QUOTES WITH «FEDERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word federal.
1
Tom Allen
Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research.
2
Sherman Austin
Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns... about 25 federal agents.
3
Haley Barbour
I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year.
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Bruce Braley
I have represented farmers in federal court during the Iowa farm crisis. A farmer from Butler County. I don't think Sen. Grassley had that life experience. It's just a simple difference of who we are and where we've come from.
5
Paul Broun
It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs, and actually, they are on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent upon the federal government so they can continue their radical, big-government agenda.
6
Kim Campbell
On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government.
7
Matt Cartwright
Extreme weather threatens our energy and electric grid, federal buildings, transportation infrastructure, access to natural resources, public health, our relationships across the globe, and many other aspects of life.
8
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
I made a commitment and a promise to Ms. McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, that I will pursue justice with the family at every avenue, be it on the federal level or at the state level.
9
John Cornyn
I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.'
10
Gray Davis
I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FEDERAL»

Discover the use of federal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to federal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Federal Republic: Australia's Constitutional System of ...
A provocative reassessment of the Australian constitution from the perspective of a political scientist.
Brian Galligan, 1995
2
Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
Reveals how the Federal Reserve under Paul Volcker engineered changes in America's economy
William Greider, 1989
3
Federal Agents: The Growth of Federal Law Enforcement in America
Introduces readers to the world of Federal law enforcement: its role, its powers and jurisdiction, its activities, and its recent expansion
Jeffrey B. Bumgarner, 2006
4
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. ...
The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government.
Office of the Federal Register (U S ), 2011
5
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920
Genealogical research in U.S. censuses begins with identifying correct county jurisdictions ??o assist in this identification, the map Guide shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920.
William Thorndale, William Dollarhide, 1987
6
Asset Forfeiture: Practice and Procedure in State and ...
This book is a how--to, practical guide to the common legal and practical issues faced by the asset forfeiture litigator.
Dee Edgeworth, 2004
7
U. S. Federal Courts: Attorney Admission Requirements
Contact information for each court is included. While one might be inclined to think the rules for bar admission across the U.S. federal court system would be uniform, this is simply not the case.
John Okray, 2010
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A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law: ...
This essay is followed by four commentaries by Professors Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, and Ronald Dworkin, who engage Justice Scalia's ideas about judicial interpretation from varying standpoints.
Antonin Scalia, Amy Gutmann, 1998
9
The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process
In this third edition of his classic book The Federal Budget, Allen Schick examines how surpluses projected during the final years of the Clinton presidency turned into oversized deficits under George W. Bush.
Allen Schick, 2008
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FERC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This is a practical guide to the policies, regulation, and procedures of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
James H. McGrew, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FEDERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term federal is used in the context of the following news items.
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President Obama to make historic visit to federal prison - Nick Gass …
President Barack Obama will become the first sitting chief executive to visit a federal prison when he goes to El Reno, Oklahoma, next week to ... «Politico, Jul 15»
2
Federal government gives Oklahoma health plan an extension …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
3
US|Sheriff in San Francisco Faults Federal Authorities After Slaying
Over the course of nearly an hour, Sheriff Mirkarimi said that conflicts among local, state and federal law should be examined, but did not say ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Federal government gives Oklahoma health plan an extension | The …
A state program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide health insurance coverage ... «The State, Jul 15»
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U.S. Marshals employee caught having sex on federal building - NY …
U.S. Marshals employee investigated for sex on roof of federal building in Harrisburg, Pa. BY Sasha Goldstein ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Federal election 2015: Elizabeth May's exclusion from 2 debates …
The federal Green party says leader Elizabeth May is being unfairly excluded from two high-profile election debates, denying Canadian voters ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
7
Novak and Morrison to plead guilty to federal drug and tax charges …
A pair of Ashland residents have entered pleas of guilty to federal drug and tax charges. According to a news release issued by Wisconsin ... «Ashland Daily Press, Jul 15»
8
Study blames college tuition arms race on schools addicted to …
A new explosive study has found a direct link between expanded federal aid and rising tuition rates among the nation's colleges and ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
9
Hurricane Sandy victims learn: No grants if you took out federal loan …
17 press conference to announce a federal tax break for Hurricane Sandy victims. (Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com). «NJ.com, Jul 15»
10
Franken, Paulsen team up to save federal funds for mental health …
WASHINGTON — Minnesota could lose nearly $5 million in federal funding for children and young adult services if facilities throughout the ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»

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